Hotstar_vs_Sony LIV

Hotstar v/s Sony LIV

Nowadays OTT platforms are trending at a faster rate because of the quality of content that they offer which is advancing them to win the audience’s hearts. But it might be confusing for you to finalize one out of so many platforms available. 

So to help you in finalizing, here we will be comparing two popular OTT platforms. 

Hotstar 

Disney+ Hotstar (pronounced Disney Plus Hotstar) is an Indian subscription video-on-demand streaming service owned and operated by Star India, a subsidiary of  The Walt Disney Company India. This OTT app in India features two paid subscription plans — "VIP", which focuses on domestic programs and sports content (including Indian Premier League ), and "Premium" featuring premium international films and television series (including HBO, Showtime, Disney+ original series, and other original series from Disney Television Studios).

The Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription plan comes with a vast library of content across various languages including Hindi and other Indian regional languages.


Features:

  • In the Hotstar OTT app with the Premium subscription, you will get access to all the Disney+ original content including titles under Marvel, Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars. It also includes Hotstar Specials and the entire English movie and TV shows library.


  • A wide range of Disney+ content is available in 4K resolution. Also, there are reports that the streaming service will get support for Dolby Atmos audio via an update in the near future.

  • Hotstar OTT app is easy-to-navigate, with personal recommendations and high-quality viewing and streaming

Disney + Hotstar

Pros &Cons:

Pros:

  • Without login, you can watch content.

  • The picture quality is very good.

  • Hotstar OTT app provides free online Streaming for 1)Sports 2)TV 3)News

  • Hotstar OTT platform allows quick availability of TV serials and other news in different languages.

  • Layout and Design are average.

Cons:

  • In the Hotstar OTT app, some specific tv shows available

  • Hotstar app takes time to load the website and application.

  • Even if your internet speed is high the website takes time to load.

Sony Liv

Sony Liv OTT app is a video-on-demand service from Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. The catalog of this streaming platform is different from Disney+ Hotstar, Zee5, Netflix, and Prime videos on amazon, among others. SonyLiv OTT app titles include original TV shows and movies such as Scam 1992, Sony and SAB TV shows at TV time, exclusive blockbuster movies, Hollywood TV shows, and a wide range of sports content ranging from TEN Sports live TV to packaged telecasts of WWE, UFC, the UEFA Champions League and other sporting events. Most of these contents are behind a paywall that restricts them only to paid subscribers.


Features:

    • Sony Liv original TV shows and movies.

    • Latest international shows.

    • All live sports and TV channels.

    • Live events of WWE.

    • Blockbuster Indian movies.

    • Kids content + KBC play along.

    • No ads.

    • Offline download.



Sony LIV

Pros & Cons:

Pros:

  • Sony Liv OTT provides availability of widely followed Indian sports channels, more than 40,000 hours of SET content, and 700+ movies will leave viewers spoilt for choice when it comes to consuming content.

  • Sony Liv allows a wide variety of genres available, including music channels.

  • Both SonyLIV’s website and mobile app have simple interfaces and can be operated without requiring expert knowledge.

Cons:

  • No subtitles are available, which is a significant disadvantage.

  • There are no options to select appropriate video quality as streaming will take place automatically depending on an Internet connection.

  Currently, you can control the video player only with a mouse. The FAQ section on the SonyLIV website states that player control options will be available in a future version of the app.


Now let's compare both the OTT App's and see which one is better to use.


Pricing

Hotstar:


Plan name 

Monthly Subscription Cost with number of screens 

Annual Subscription cost with a number of Screens

Disney+ Hotstar premium

$4.99

$20.60

Disney+ Hotstar VIP

NA

$5.48

 

SONY LIV SUBSCRIPTION PLANS

PLANS/VALIDITY

Sony Liv free plan

  Free

Sony Liv WWE network plan

  $4.99/ Year

Sony Liv special plan

  $2.74/Year

Sony Liv special+plan

  $5.48/Year

Sony Liv Premium plan

  $4.99/month 

 $9.60/six months

 $13.72/year

In our general overview, we would say that hotstar OTT app content varies by region and may change over time and there are so many different categories to look through, and then shows and movies within those categories to continue scrolling into. While sony liv has extended its services into many other areas, including offering application free streaming movies 


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